Going to Gili Trawangan for a vacation Rely on the Bali Gili Fast Boat

Going to Gili Trawangan for a vacation Rely on the Bali Gili Fast Boat

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Going to Gili Trawangan for a vacation Rely on the Bali Gili Fast Boat — Bali and Lombok are two must-see tourist attractions. If you've been to Bali before, now is the time to visit Lombok, particularly Gili Trawangan.

Gili Trawangan is the largest of three small islands or dykes off the coast of Lombok in the northwest. Trawangan is also the only dyke with a significant height above sea level. Trawangan has a population of roughly 800 people, with a length of 3 km and a breadth of 2 km.

There are no motorized vehicles on Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, or Gili Meno because they are prohibited by local restrictions. Bicycles (rented by locals for tourists) and cidomo, a modest horse-drawn carriage that is ubiquitous in Lombok, are the only modes of transportation accessible. Residents commonly use motorized boats and speedboats to go to and from the three dykes.

In comparison to other beaches, Gili Trawangan has the advantage of being able to watch the sunset and sunrise at the same time. This occurs because Gili Trawangan has beaches that face east and west, and the distance between them is not too great. So that we may take in both the sunrise and the sunset from this beach.

We may also watch a traditional martial art known as Presean or stick fighting on Gili Trawangan, which is frequently displayed outside the Gili Trawangan art market. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing are among the most popular tourist activities on Gili.

Gili Trawangan's allure is undeniable. Tourists even refer to Gili Trawangan as "Indonesian Ibiza" since the vibe is extremely similar to that of Ibiza, Spain. If Gili is your dream vacation spot for the next season, use the following 5 recommendations to get ready for your trip.

Transportation Across Borders

You may simply land in Lombok and then travel to Bangsal port to get to Gili Trawangan if you are coming from outside the city.

The cost of crossing varies. Local tourists pay Rp. 19,500 per person, while foreign tourists pay Rp. 22,500 per person. Tax is included in the fees paid. It takes 20-30 minutes to go to Gili Trawangan. Prepare snacks and music to keep you entertained.

If you are traveling from Bali, you can take a swift boat that travels 2.5 hours from the port of Padang Bai. In this scenario, you can use the Bali Gili Fast Boat. The pricing is also reasonable, and the service is satisfactory, with rapid boat facilities that are equally as good.


On Gili, there are a variety of hotel options from which to pick. But keep in mind that there is a difference between quality and pricing. Book a super deluxe hotel with complete facilities if you don't mind paying millions of rupiah per night.

However, individuals on a tight budget should consider staying in hostels, which range in price from Rp. 200,000 to Rp. 350,000 per night. Tourists will find the hostels on Gili to be quite comfortable. The hostel's amenities are also extremely comprehensive, ensuring that you will not be disappointed.

Gili Trawangan is a small island with limited bike rental options. In about 2–4 hours, you can round the Gilis' small islands. Isn't it incredible? When touring the island, consider riding a bicycle. A bicycle rental shop is located near the hostel, with costs starting at IDR 50,000 per day.

The cost of renting a bike is dictated by the bike's quality. The daily rate for good quality is approximately IDR 75,000. For a rental period of 24 hours, this pricing is pretty reasonable.

Minimize Pubs and Bars to Visit

Gili Trawangan is well-known for its nightlife. There are numerous pubs and bars in this area. You may also enter if you wish, as long as it is not daily. Evening entertainment in well-known tourist areas such as the Gilis is prohibitively pricey. It will undoubtedly deplete one's bank account, especially if one's budget is limited.

Instead of going to a pub or bar, go to the food market, which is open from 18.00 to 02.00 WITA every day. Various delectable processed menus, including seafood, catfish pecans, and a variety of snacks, are ready to tempt the taste buds.


If you haven't snapped pictures on the beach swing, you aren't legally on vacation on Gili Trawangan. This swing was strategically placed near the shore to enhance the beauty of the images. You can enjoy the charm of Gili to your heart's content while taking pictures and swinging on the swings.

But, alas, this swing is rarely free of passengers. It is occupied by tourists who sit on it while taking photographs. You must be willing to wait to do so. You can come throughout the day if you prefer to have the swing all to yourself.

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  • The cost of public transit and the number of crossings accessible can change at any time depending on demand and season.
  • Depending on the weather, operating hours may change.
  • During the pandemic season, vaccination certificates and negative quick test results that are valid 224 hours before travel will be required.

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